Published every other Friday Editor Bascom Jones March 14, 1980

Tears ago, psychic David Hoy published a presentation concept, which he credited to Dr. Spencer Thornton, called "Hurling the Headlines".

The concept was designed as a powerful climax to any mental act, and called for the performer to give seven or eight quick, flash-like predictions of coming events.

These, headline-like predictions aré verbally hurled at the audience. Their success depends upon their startling nature, broad content, and the fact that audiences will remember the hits rather than the misses.

T don't envy today's performer using this approach. Surely, the morbid predictions will outweigh the positive ones.

The news magazines, television's network news, and the newspapers are filled with gloom and doom.

But possibly the most reliable thermometer of them all can be found in the increasing number of letters I'm getting from subscribers who work as private readers .

Business, they tell me, is getting very, very good for them, Tn times of increasing stress, there are greater numbers of people searching for help.

If they are right, a look at today's news trends would seem to indicate that mental ism is ready to enter Its own Aquarian Age.

No solid reports, either pro or con, concerning the effects of the economy on this summer's many conventions.

However, S.A.M.'s John Fedko is predicting strong turnouts, saying many will combine the conventions with their vacations, turning the occasion into their one major fling,

P.C.A.M, planners in Portland are digging out from volcanic ash, but some are claiming this year's convention will be the biggest and best yet.

No word from Abbotts or the T.A.O.M., but from Britain comes word that plans for the 44th annual British Ring Convention

Page have been firmed. They expwet a strong contingent from the U.S.

No word on the members-only meeting of the Psychic Entertainers Association, scheduled for sometime In July in St, Louis,

And Tannen's Jubilee is not scheduled until mid-October. Bj

("41c" - Cont'd from page 1262) | by individual, selection, you pick up the ; appropriate envelope, tear off the top, ; along with the extra coin, and dispose of ' the torn top AND the coin in your pocket, as you pour the other coins into the spectator's hand.

The remaining envelope may be opened by the spectator.

The first envelope contains a nickle, penny, and quarter. The additional coin is d dime.

The second envelope has a nickle, dime and quarter, plus a penny.

The third envelope contains a penny, dime, and quarter, plus a nickle, while the fourth has a penny, nickle, and dime, plus a quarter.

The fifth envelope contains a penny and two dimes. This envelope has TWO extra coins, both dimes.

Thus, each of the envelopes will appear to have a different total. Yet, ALL actually have exactly 41 cents.

For stage presentation, the envelopes may be suspended from large bulldog clips, with the "extra" coins held up inside the jaws of the clip.

("Medallion" - Cont'd from page 1262) and read the card contained in the envelope.

"This is a LEFT-hand medallion. And any person asked to conceal it will put it in their LEFT hand. However, once revealed, its spell will be broken."

A Himber-style wallet, with duplicate envelopes containing cards for the left or right hand, makes this surprise ending pos sible. Open the appropriate side.


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